Packers seeking 24th FAN Hall of Fame honoree
GREEN BAY – The annual search for the next honoree for the Green Bay Packers FAN Hall of Fame has begun.
Fans can nominate themselves, a relative or a friend for the honor of being the 24th member of the Packers FAN Hall of Fame with an essay of 500 words or less, describing the merits of the nominee.
Each nomination should be accompanied by a photo.
The nomination period remains open until Tuesday, Nov. 30.
The first professional football team to have a hall of fame, the Packers enhanced that distinction in 1998 by establishing a Packers FAN Hall of Fame.
It was founded to annually honor a devout and longtime Packers fan.
The 10 finalists who best represent the spirit of the Packers will be chosen in December by the Packers FAN Hall of Fame selection committee.
The final round of voting will be from Jan. 1-31.
During the voting process, fans can vote for one of the 10 finalists, whose stories will be profiled on packers.com.
The winner will be selected by three different groups of people: Fans, previous FAN Hall of Fame honorees and the Packers’ committee.
The nominating and voting process takes place online through the Packers website at packers.com/FHOF.
Fans without internet access can mail their nomination essays, along with their contact information, to the Packers’ Milwaukee office address: Green Bay Packers FAN Hall of Fame, 330 E. Kilbourn Avenue, Suite 1455, Milwaukee, WI 53202.
For those mailing applications, a copy of the original photo should be submitted in case of damage or loss.
The honoree’s selection will be announced in late February 2022.
He or she will receive four club seats to a 2022 Packers home game; a $500 Packers Pro Shop gift certificate; a road trip for two to a 2022 Packers away game, including game tickets, airfare and hotel accommodations; and a one-year subscription to Packer Plus.
The honoree also will have his or her name added to the list of FAN Hall of Fame honorees recognized in the Packers Hall of Fame.
Past honorees include: (1999) Mel Knoke, Appleton; (2000) Louis Gardipee, Black River Falls; (2001) Ed Jablonski, Wausau; (2002) Paul Mazzoleni, Green Bay; (2003) Wanda Boggs, Brookfield; (2004) Sister Isaac Jogues Rousseau, Milwaukee; (2005) Dorothy Hanke, Milwaukee; (2006) Kathy Lazzaro, Milwaukee; (2007) Rich Barbera, River Vale, N.J.; (2008) Richard ‘Ike’ Eisenhauer, Wauwatosa; (2009) Allan Hale, Green Bay; (2010) Jim Becker, Racine; (2011) Tom Little, Mount Sterling, Ill.; (2012) Rick Steele, Greensburg, Pa.; (2013) Edward Fritsch, Sheboygan; (2014) Vivian Scherf-Laabs, Cedarburg; (2015) Steve Schumer, Gillette, N.J.; (2016) Patricia Nevala, Menomonie; (2017) Frank Lamping, Union Grove; (2018) Marguerite “Mugs” Bachhuber, Green Bay; (2019) Amy Nelson, Fence; (2020) Kari Bernier, Dyersburg, Tenn.; and (2021) George Oudhuis, Rolling Prairie, Ind.